Compendium of Philosophy

Compendium of Philosophy

Being a Translation now make for the first time from the original Pali on the Abhidhammattha-sangaha

ISBN: 9788120840355

Author: Shwe Zan- Aung, Rhys Davids

Subject: Buddhism

Language: English

Binding: Hard Back

Pages: 324

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass

Availability: In Stock


No Review Yet.

INR 800.00


About Book:

In so far as a book may be pronounced useful which has ministered to a continual demand, the utility of the Abhidhammattha-sangaha ranks very high among the world's historical documents. For probably eight centuries it has served as a primer of psychology and philosophy in Ceylon and Burma, and a whole literature of exegesis has grown up around it. In at least three Pali books of history and bibliography, of uncertain, if not very early date, but based on older works now lost, the manual is ascribed to a teacher named Anuruddha. According to the Burmese tradition, Anuruddha was a Thera (elder) of Ceylon, and wrote the Compendium at the Sinhalese Vihara, founded by Somadevi, Queen of King Vattagamani (88-76 B.C.), and the Minister Mula, at Polonaruwa. Wherever or whenever written, the Compendium is, in Burmese bibliography, classed under a group of classical summaries, or compendia, entitled Let-than, or Little-finger Manuals, nine in number, and having, most of them, an exegetical literature belonging to each work.

About Author:



  • Heart of Wisdom:The Essential Wisdom Teachings of Buddha

    Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

    INR 225.00

    Shop Now
    Heart of Wisdom:The Essential Wisdom Teachings of Buddha
  • The Notion of Emptiness in Early Buddhism

    Choong Mun-Keat

    INR 495.00

    Shop Now
    The Notion of Emptiness in Early Buddhism
  • Buddhist Thought and Ritual

    David J. Kalupahana

    INR 295.00

    Shop Now
    Buddhist Thought and Ritual
  • Approaching the Land of Bliss

    Richard K. Payne, Kenneth K. Tanaka

    INR 495.00

    Shop Now
    Approaching the Land of Bliss
  • The Life of Buddhism

    Frank E. Reynolds, Jason A. Carbine

    INR 395.00

    Shop Now
    The Life of Buddhism
  • Untying the Knots in Buddhism

    Alex Wayman

    INR 595.00

    Shop Now
    Untying the Knots in Buddhism
  • Collective Wisdom

    B. M. Pande

    INR 316.00INR 395.00

    Shop Now
    Collective Wisdom
  • Buddhist Parables

    Eugene Watson Burlingame

    INR 895.00

    Shop Now
    Buddhist Parables
  • A Metaphorical Study of Saundarananda

    Linda Covill

    INR 585.00INR 650.00

    Shop Now
    A Metaphorical Study of Saundarananda
  • Vijnapti-Matrata-Siddhi (3 Parts)

    Louis De La Vallee Poussion, Gelong Lodro Sangpo, Gelongma Migme Chodron, Alexander Leonard Mayer

    INR 3600.00INR 4000.00

    Shop Now
    Vijnapti-Matrata-Siddhi  (3 Parts)